Concerning the operating system and applications or programs that run under it, as opposed to matters concerning computer hardware. In troubleshooting, it is essential to distinguish between problems concerning software and problems concerning hardware.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
3answers
1k views

Espresso Libre theme for MacVim?

I recently changed editors from TextMate to MacVim. Thanks in part to vimtutor, things are going pretty well. But I miss the Espresso Libre color scheme: Is there a place where I can get Espresso ...
1
vote
1answer
990 views

The application DGAgent quit unexpectedly — repeatedly pops up every time i “ignore”, “report” or “relaunch”

Before this problem occurred I have been trying to defrag my disk using Drive Genius 3 and repair using disk utiltity. Than I decided to delete it. Not sure if that was the reason or not but after ...
10
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I read .CHM files in OSX?

What software do I need to open and read a .chm document in OS X?
0
votes
3answers
809 views

App Keys (.plist keys)

Isn't there some wiki or apple documentation which shows which app keys can be used for apple software? NOTE: I searched the whole net and didn't find any databases on this topic, so if there isn't ...
24
votes
6answers
54k views

How can I rotate a video?

I just recorded a video on my phone, but when I play it on my Mac it's in the wrong orientation. How can I rotate the video by 90 degrees so that I can upload it to youtube? Free solutions are ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
6
votes
4answers
408 views

Tools or scripts for tracking a stolen or lost Mac?

Actually I do use the prey project but was wondering about other tools or scripts one could use to find back information about a lost/stolen Mac. With features like: -Getting the ip address or any ...
2
votes
4answers
971 views

NeoOffice extremely slow in Mac OS X 10.6.5

I've installed the latest version of NeoOffice 3.2.1 on my May, 2010 2.66 gHz Core i7 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.5 (8.0GB RAM). Regardless of what I do, whether its Writer, Calc, or Impress, ...
0
votes
3answers
232 views

Application DRM

I wanted to know if there is a standard way of making licenses on Mac OS 10.6. For exemple, if I am creating an application and I want to create a licensing system, do I leave a file somewhere in the ...
8
votes
1answer
489 views

Should I use 32 or 64bit Mac OS X apps?

I have a 64bit Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. A lot of times, software that I want to use is offered in both 32 and 64 bit. What version should I prefer? I know that even some Apple's apps are not ...
1
vote
6answers
12k views

How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Best resources on data recovery from corrupted OS X HFS+ partitions

My Macbook Pro won't boot from it's hard disc. If I boot it from CD, the drive will only mount sometimes. Where should I go to get hints and tips on data recovery? What are the best tools that should ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

When will Endnote X4 for Mac be compatible with Word for Mac 2011?

In the meantime, how can one manage?
2
votes
2answers
131 views

Running a command line tool based on its extension

I use Leo for structured editing of my code, and Leo has the extension of .leo. In order to run Leo, I use the following alias alias leo='arch -x86_64 /usr/bin/python2.6 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I choose to unrar with the default application?

I recently installed unrar for Mac Os X but i found it useless sometimes and bug-full. So i uninstalled unrar. Now if i open a .rar file, another application (VLC) open it. But i want the default ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Is there free software for recognizing a song when it plays?

I have few .mp3 file that have no name or have a wrong name(artist name and song name) is there any free software exist to recognized what exactly this song is(by playing the song and this software ...
2
votes
3answers
390 views

Converting a PDF for use with DVD Studio Pro

I have a client who want me to add PDF's to a DVD, so that people can view them through their televisions Can it be done?
9
votes
2answers
6k views

Can I use my Mac to re-create an inverted audio noise cancellation effect?

I would like to use my Mac as an audio cancelling device, like headphones that reproduce the outside noise in inverted form, so it cancels out (typically found in airports). With a normal pair of ...
7
votes
7answers
2k views

Good simple Clipboard manager

I'm used to using Ditto on windows, and need something similar on my mac mini. Any Suggestions?
22
votes
15answers
53k views

What are Mac OS replacements for Visio?

Visio is the most conspicuous example of a program that I found useful on Windows for which I have not identified a Mac-compatible replacement. Visio's primary function is as a flowchart diagramming ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Turn layout in Pages into a template

I have a layout in Pages that I want to turn into a template. Here is what I have so far: The green rectangle is an inserted shape. I'd like to use that as a title bar basically and put text on ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

How can I enable invisible files with “Transmit” FTP client?

How can I enable invisible files with "Transmit" FTP client ? It asks me to show them only if I override one of them. I actually would like to always see them.
1
vote
1answer
213 views

Adding on my command to services menu or adding keyboard shortcuts

OnMyCommand allows commands to be added to the shortcut menu. Unfortunately, I can't add them to the services menu or add a keyboard shortcut for them. Is this possible?
12
votes
3answers
1k views

What is time machine backing up?

Is there a way to find out what time machine is backing up? My time machine has been running fine, but it suddenly started to back-up 20GB a few days ago when I have not changed that much since last ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I handle HDR photos in Aperture 3?

What plugin do you guys use to handle HDR photos in Aperture 3 ?
5
votes
3answers
440 views

Some process is slowly taking over disk space…how do I find out what this is and how do I deal with it?

I have a Mac Book Pro, first generation. It is running 10.6.4. I usually keep it running. I put it into hibernation mode (i.e. it writes the state to disk and powers down) when I need to put it to ...
12
votes
5answers
821 views

How can I ditch iTunes and find a suitable audio player?

With the recent features added to iTunes player I find it to be pretty heavy and resources consuming, just to do just what I would like it to do, which is play music. It is almost becoming a full OS ...
9
votes
3answers
29k views

How do I install an application from a .dmg disk image?

I've downloaded Firefox and it's now sitting on my desktop as Firefox.dmg. When I double click on Firefox.dmg it opens up a window with Firefox in it so I can use it - does this mean the application ...
6
votes
3answers
689 views

Centralized update for third party apps

I kind of hate it when applications, which I start, at first search for updates. It's not the updates. Well I fire up an app because I want / need to use it (now). I liked the centralized, system wide ...
27
votes
8answers
3k views

How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac?

I come from a PC background... every time I want to uninstall an application, I must use add/remove programs. On the mac, you can simply run a .app file from wherever you want, and many say that the ...
24
votes
4answers
14k views

Is it possible to launch a program in a specific language?

I'm a developer, and my primary language is French, so I use Mac OS X in French. However, I need on a regular basis to open an application in English to do support. Right now I'm going to the ...
22
votes
6answers
18k views

Is there a image editor like Windows' Paint for OS X?

I tried out several image editors mentioned on this site but I tested some of them like (Pixen and Seashore) I was very disappointed. These apps were so simple and was too low level. What do you ...
39
votes
11answers
2k views

Is it generally advisable to get anti-virus software for Mac OS X?

Is it worth to buy an anti-virus software for Mac OS X? I heard both opinions like "it's not possible to get a virus on Mac OS X" and "Mac OS X is also vulnerable against virus... " Which is true? ...
5
votes
3answers
576 views

Why doesn't Microsoft Office/2008(& later) support RTL languages?

I have Microsoft Office/2008 on my MacBook Pro. Office doesn't support RTL languages like Farsi and Arabic, and I know that Office/2010 (for Windows) also has the same problem. Do you think the lack ...